You know the feeling: The endless cycle of school drop-offs and pick-ups has become mind numbing. The struggle of getting the kids ready for school without tantrums has drained you of energy. You’re feeling more run down than usual, and it’s that special type of run down that comes with being a mum. It’s #mumdown.
We’ve all heard the advice “work smarter, not harder.” We apply it to so many aspects of our life, so why not parenting? When we work smarter at the office, at uni, on a job site, or even at the gym, it’s usually because we’ve found better ways of doing things or asked for help.
Parenting is hard. There’s no doubting that. But there’s an age-old debate about whether it’s an innate skill that kicks in the minute your precious little one is born or whether it’s something that’s taught and passed on from one generation to the next. There’s been so much research on the subject and on the
Stress – we’ve all felt it. It’s the tension or strain we feel when we’re faced with a challenge, especially if we don’t have the resources (time, money, energy, knowledge) to deal with the challenge. Being a parent is one role that can cause a lot of stress. Caring for a demanding little human, while